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Poolside Recreation In Arabian Ranches, Dubai

In Blog, Inspiration Extérieure by Louise van Niekerk

Originally designed to provide shelter over a sunken seating area overlooking the lush green golf course of Arabian Ranches, this poolside gazebo underwent some major renovations after being sold into new ownership. Even though the structure lived up to the expectations of the original owners, the new residents of the villa soon realised the true potential of this outdoor living …

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Eco-Friendly Playstructures

In Blog, Non classifié(e) by Louise van Niekerk

Since the 19th century, climbing frames, playstructures and apparatus were built to improve both the physical and moral development of children. Whilst sending your kids off to the park to enjoy these wonderful structures may seem like a logical solution, however many of today’s parents just don’t feel comfortable in doing so anymore. The alternative is to build such a …

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Spectacular Outdoor Transformation

In Blog, Inspiration Extérieure by Louise van Niekerk

One would think in order to escape the ever present Middle Eastern heat and humidity a swimming pool would be an absolute necessity. However, one VIP client in Jumeirah Islands (Dubai) had a different idea. In this instance our client approached us with a very specific request to investigate ways in which to transform their swimming pool. Due to its …

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The Importance of Sustainable Timber

In Blog, Non classifié(e) by Louise van Niekerk

Regarded as one of the most valuable natural resources available to man, more than 30% of the world’s population rely on what forests can provide – from food to building materials to firewood. With the demand for wood being so high, it is fortunate that this beautiful resource is totally renewable, and the responsibility lies with us to ensure that …

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Low-Maintenance Gardens For Landlords

In Blog, Inspiration Extérieure by Louise van Niekerk

With the increase in people renting their homes, more and more landlords are entering the real estate investment market, and it’s becoming necessary for property owners to differentiate their offerings from others with more attractive options. After all, the mark of a truly savvy and experienced landlord is a beautiful, low-maintenance rental property for a low overall investment. To attract …

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Exclusive Outdoor Living in Green Community, Dubai

In Blog, Projets Achevés, Inspiration Extérieure by Louise van Niekerk

Situated in the lush and leafy residential area of Green Community, Dubai, this outdoor living space is truly an extension of the indoors outdoors. Built on an area of the property that was seldom utilized, this living area is now in daily use. This tailor-made structure was specifically designed to accommodate separate areas for cooking, entertaining and dining, ticking all …

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5 Ways To Enclose Your Outdoor Living Space

In Blog, Inspiration Extérieure by Louise van Niekerk

A covered outdoor living space is a great addition to any garden landscape. These living spaces provide shelter from the elements and are a great way to extend your indoor living environment to the outdoors. Cape Reed International’s creative team of designers and craftsmen are experts in creating outdoor living areas specific to each client’s need and budget. Depending on …

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8 Creative Uses For Timber Laths

In Blog, Inspiration Extérieure by Karlin van der Vyver

If you’re looking for an affordable way to add a bit of rustic chic to your garden, look no further than the humble timber lath. Being a natural resource, it is both eco-friendly and sustainable and often less expensive than other decorative items. But what we just absolutely love about these simple pieces of timber, is the many ways in …

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10 Thatched Gazebo Ideas for Your Backyard

In Blog, Inspiration Extérieure by Karlin van der Vyver

A thatched gazebo is a great addition to any garden or landscape. Depending entirely on the purpose you want it to fulfill, the possibilities are virtually endless when it comes to your own private thatched addition. Whether you simply require a shaded shelter from the elements, a beautiful focal point in your garden or a space in which to relax …

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7 Outdoor Ideas To Get Your Home Summer Ready

In Blog, Inspiration Extérieure by Karlin van der Vyver

There can be little doubt that summer is the season when Spain comes alive. Blessed with a lovely climate and an exquisite natural environment, the best part of summer is the time one gets to spend outside. Although there is a plethora of outdoor activities one can engage in during the summer, spending time outdoors does not necessarily need to …